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Parallel Mothers

Rated R | 2h 2m | Drama
In Spanish with English Subtitles
Written and Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
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Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

—Sony Pictures Classics

Note to Oscar: Make sure a best actress nomination happens for the blazing Penelope Cruz in this emotional powerhouse from director Pedro Almodóvar about a Madrid photographer coping with an unplanned pregnancy and a tangled political past.

—Peter Travers, ABC News

Critic’s Pick: The central plot of Parallel Mothers is vintage Almodóvar: a skein of reversals, revelations, surprises and coincidences unraveled with style, wit and feeling.

—A.O. Scott, New York Times